Five years later and the world-changing-absolutely-dominating Disney flick, Frozen is still causing a raucous in karaoke bars. And now the much anticipated sequel is heading our way in 2019 and fans want our fab snow queen, Elsa to have a girlfriend.
Since its release, a lot of people have been sussin’ the lyrics to the film’s main theme song, “Let it Go”.
Now look, even if you’ve never watched the movie before I’m sure the lyrics will just come to you but even so, here’s the chorus below:
“Conceal don’t feel, don’t let them know,
Well now they know…
Let it go, let it go,
Can’t hold it back anymore.
Let it go, let it go…”
Started singing yet?
So in the movie the song’s about Elsa and her magical powers but the LGBTQI+ community have pointed out that the lyrics can also sound like a ‘coming-out anthem’. And in the way that the internet works, the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend was born. As you can imagine, the hashtag has attracted a lotta attention and why wouldn’t it? If this was to happen, Elsa would be the first openly gay character in an animated Disney film. Sure there have been plenty of ‘closet’ Disney characters like Le Fou in the 2017 live action, Beauty and the Beast but let’s be real, blink and you missed the only interaction he had with another supposedly gay character.
Check the Tweets below for some major Elsa hype:
the possibility that disney may (however small the realistic possibility may be) #GiveElsaAGirlfriend makes child-me want to cry. if i had that representation as a kid i might have been spared the years of confusion and feeling of not belonging ❄️♥️— ellie (@stupefys) March 1, 2018
#GiveElsaAGirlfriend growing up, I never saw myself on TV. I want better for today's kids. Representation is so powerful.— grandpa_skinny_dicc (@sad_bicch) March 2, 2018
Now, Frozen director Jennifer Lee has joined the conversation after the folks at Huffington Post asked her about the hashtag. And although she hasn’t confirmed or denied a potential girlfriend for our dear Elsa, Lee did share her admiration for the conversation. And since her latest film, A Wrinkle in Time, is all about self-acceptance and love, I guess we can say this is very much a possibility.
“I love everything people are saying [and] people are thinking about with our film – that it’s creating dialogue, that Elsa is this wonderful character that speaks to so many people.” It means the world to us that we’re part of these conversations.”
“…Elsa’s everyday telling me where she needs to go, and she’ll continue to tell us. I always write from character-out, and where Elsa is and what Elsa’s doing in her life, she’s telling me every day. We’ll see where we go.”
Of course, we can’t expect Lee to give anything away ahead of the sequel’s release. That would be a damn major spoiler but still…#GiveElsaAGirlfriend.
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